4 Myths About Chemical Peels: Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology

Posted by | June 17, 2015 | Chemical Peels, Skin Care | No Comments

Chemical peels are famous for their fountain of youth-like properties, but many people don’t know exactly how they work and what they do. There are a lot of misconceptions about this treatment. Misguided perceptions such as burns and blisters make people shy away from chemical peels when they are an incredibly effective way at achieving beautiful, youthful, glowing skin. Let’s examine common misunderstandings about chemical peels so you can feel more comfortable and confident when starting this amazing, age defying treatment.

Myth #1:

Chemical peels are just for older people with wrinkles

While chemical peels reduce the appearance of wrinkles for middle aged people, chemical peels can also be very beneficial for those in their 20’s. A light chemical peel can reduce the development of fine lines and also be a great acne treatment.

Myth #2

At-home, DIY chemical peel kits are just as effective

The risk of significant damage and burning goes up dramatically when you go to a spa without a licensed, professional dermatologist or use a kit without the supervision of someone with extensive training and knowledge. The staff at Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology will examine your skin type and tailor a treatment perfectly suited to giving you the best complexion possible.

Myth #3

The results are immediate and a one time fix

As with most medical procedures, before you get better, you might feel worse. You will notice redness and peeling for a few days but underneath will be beautiful, soft skin. Chemical peels don’t reverse the effects of aging or stop the daily, continual effects of sun damage you receive when you go outside, especially without sunscreen. Getting a regular chemical peel will peel off the outer damaged layer of skin to continually reveal softer, supple, smooth skin, keeping you looking ageless and glowing.

Myth #4

Chemical peels are harmful

Just because it has the word “chemical” in the title of the treatment, doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. Not all chemicals are damaging. The active ingredients in most chemical peels are natural and formulated to be safe, yet effective, visually canceling out years of wear on your face. Some of the most common ingredients are glycolic acid from sugar cane and lactic acid from sour milk, thus the “chemicals” in this peel are from things found naturally and you can rest your mind at ease.

When you need professional skin care, come to Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology. Superior Austin skin care treatment is what you will experience and you will not be disappointed. You will always be treated like the top priority of our day, rather than a number. We take special care of our clients and take the time to listen to and answer each of your questions and concerns. From acne therapy, fat reduction, skin tightening, botox and much more, we are happy to treat every skin care need you have. Dr. Ted Lain and his Austin staff are determined to help you achieve your most vibrant and healthy skin ever. Call us today for a consultation so you can gain the confidence you’ve always dreamed of.